What is with this piece of newfangled torture gym equipment?
An actual jetpack?! How does it work?
It attaches to a jet ski to power lift-off via the watercraft’s engine propulsion. A 20m long hose doubles up as a channel for the water propulsion and a leash to keep the jetpack rider from whizzing into the sky like a deflated balloon, while a padded harness and modified saddle keeps the rider comfortable, stable and secure in mid-flight.
Any watercraft? I have just the right dinghy.
You wish. The X-Jetpack H3X Hydro will only work with high output jet skis like Sea-Doo musclecrafts and similar makes from Yamaha and Kawasaki.
Does that mean only gym rats need apply?
Not necessarily, so long as you are able to control the two thrust streams with the jetpack’s steering arms. It’s a two-men activity, making it the perfect bonding pastime for you and your best bud. The jet ski rider controls the throttle and and the power of the water, while the jetpack rider controls the angle and direction of flight.
Will this cost me my life?
Fly safe with a helmet, be aware of your surroundings, and you should be fine. The jet ski rider could instruct the jetpack rider until he gets the hang of flying. What this will definitely cost you though is US$9499 (S$11,985). But hey, it’s a small price to pay for the power of flight.